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Jeff Teague reportedly assessed with flagrant 2 foul, will avoid automatic suspension

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A flagrant 2 foul has reportedly been assesses to Jeff Teague for the "punch" incident on Monday.

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Jeff Teague appears to be in the clear, at least from a game availability standpoint. The starting point guard of the Atlanta Hawks was seen making contact with the face of Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica in the final moments of Monday's loss, and as a result, the NBA was investigating Teague for possible additional sanctions. On Wednesday morning, a report emerged that is favorable to Teague and the team.

Because Teague has not accumulated any additional flagrant foul points during the 2015-2016 season, it appears that he will not garner a suspension for this action. The NBA's official media site provides this as background:

A. Regular Season Flagrant Foul Guidelines – A player will receive one point for Flagrant 1 fouls and two points for Flagrant 2 fouls.  If the player’s season total exceeds 5 points, he will receive an automatic suspension following the game in which his point total exceeds 5 points and for each additional flagrant foul committed during that season, as follows:

Player at 4 points commits a Flagrant 2 foul: automatic 1 game suspension

Player at 5 or 6 points commits a Flagrant 1 foul: automatic 1 game suspension

Player at 5 or 6 points commits a Flagrant 2 foul: automatic 2 game suspension

Player at 7 points or more commits a Flagrant 1 or 2 foul: automatic 2 game suspension

More official word could emerge on this topic, but for now, the Hawks catch a break and Teague will be available for Wednesday's game against New Orleans. Stay tuned.